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Internal Components

The battery has a voltage of 11.1 V and 4,400 mAh of capacity, offering about 210 minutes (three and a half hours) of average usage. Obviously, this time depends on several variables, such as CPU load, screen brightness, optical drive usage, etc.

Acer Aspire 5750Figure 8: Battery

Opening the bottom cover (you only need to remove two screws), you have access to the hard disk, wireless network card (on a mini PCI Express slot) and two memory sockets. So, memory upgrades or hard disk changes are simple and quick.

Acer Aspire 5750Figure 9: Compartment for hardware access

The hard disk drive that comes in our notebook is a 640 GB, 5,400 rpm, SATA-300 from Western Digital, model WD6400BPVT.

Acer Aspire 5750Figure 10: Hard disk

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.